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Friday, January 15, 2016

The social media war

Mike Cernovich puts what is already happening on Goodreads and Twitter and Facebook into perspective:
Until recently journalists loved social media, social media lined their pockets:
  •     Journalist writes a story.
  •     Readers share and discuss the story.
  •     Websites gets more pages views and journalists set the agenda.
Social media was great until a mindset shift happened.

Readers became writers. Readers began setting the agenda. Social media is the new media. Everyone in media knows this, and everyone is terrified.
This is about control of the information flow. It's not possible to indoctrinate and propagandize when there is a sufficiently strong countercurrent, and the Alt Right is an increasingly powerful countercurrent. That's why they are desperate to mute us.
The fight for social media is the fight for democracy.

Most people believe social media is a scrap book for your life, and if Zuckerberg has his way, that’s what Facebook will be for. The rubes and slobs can share memes, but if you share any thoughts that threaten the political establishment, you’re finished.

If Jack Dorsey has his way, the mainstream media will regain its power as gate keepers of information.

The rapefugee crisis will not be reported. The brutal beatings of women will be swept under the rug. Presidential elections will involve two sides of the same globalist coin.

Keep fighting back.
That's what we're discussing tonight. There is only ONE way to ensure that they can't turn off our microphones, and that is to build our own. We need our own information flow, we can't expect to be permitted to borrow the other side's indefinitely.

They often talk a techno-libertarian game and proclaim their channels are for everyone, but their actions have repeatedly belied their words. It's not a coincidence that it is always the voices on the right that are silenced and the memes of the right that are banned while the left is permitted to violate the so-called rules at will.

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Blogger Florian Ulrich January 15, 2016 5:33 PM  

In the end, the arrogance of leftist/elitist SJW types may be their undoing, for they never opened their eyes to reality. The alt right has. Control of the masses from the top down will fail if your lieutenants are too aloof to understand the ground game.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier January 15, 2016 5:42 PM  

I hope you're planning a platform that automatically pushes things out onto the others. That would be awesome if you could manage to automate duplicate Tweets/Posts on the old networks as you build up your own.

Anonymous Godfrey January 15, 2016 5:42 PM  

That's because the left isn't a threat to the establishment. The elites own the left. They have since Bismarck. The true threat has always been the man on the right. He's his own man.

Anonymous Anonymous January 15, 2016 5:43 PM  

I'd suggest looking at diaspora* as an existing software platform to build on for a social media alternative.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 15, 2016 5:48 PM  

We are going to need our own colleges.

And I mean that in the old sense of the word, college.

Not just our own game design courses (which are a very good thing BTW). But our own writer's workshops as well. Honestly who wants to go to Clairion today and get lectured by John Scalzi and N.K. Jemisin.

Things like that need to start happening.

Blogger praetorian January 15, 2016 5:49 PM  

The rubes and slobs can share memes

Memes are one of the best weapons the alt-right has. It is foolish to look at them this way.

Blogger Sheila4g January 15, 2016 6:05 PM  

Off topic - but I don't know where to post this (should I email such things?). Polish banner.

Blogger Groot January 15, 2016 6:07 PM  

Fascinating, if true, to watch Sitzpinklerstan.

Blogger Thucydides January 15, 2016 6:11 PM  

Not just the platforms are at risk, but even the actual infrastructure. Imagine if the carriers who own the cable and fibre networks "throttle" or simply refuse to carry your website or lock your servers out of "their" network.

So technical knowledge to create mesh nets, establish dark networks and looking outside the box to old media and Samizdat as alternative ways of getting messages out is certainly going to become part of the mix. Later, as the legacy media and networks run into financial difficulty due to their convergence issues, it may become possible to buy and repurpose existing platforms (it Twitter is the sound of little birds, what sounds do raptors make?).

It will be a wild ride

Blogger 1337kestrel January 15, 2016 7:04 PM  

What we need is not a platform, but a standard for social media servers to interact with. A P2P network if you will, but more along the lines of the old days when everyone had a blog hosted on their own server.

Anonymous SimplyTimothy January 15, 2016 7:19 PM  

I am thinking automated covert hardware hijacking--I mean all these cell towers, VOR towers, radio towers, buildings , silos are just sitting there...

Drone flies there, lays an egg...egg is a network "thing" transmitting along a covert hardware net.

People don't maintain the hardware, the drones do.

Blogger Groot January 15, 2016 7:21 PM  

On topic, Woman sues Twitter because "Without Twitter, the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most-feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible."

Slightly OT: Astronomy, the entire academic field, under SJW attack for harassment. Their motto: "If it's unwanted, it's harassment." So if any gamma asks them out, it's harassment.

Blogger 1337kestrel January 15, 2016 7:24 PM  

Groot, are you saying that my nose and ear hairs are harassment? I like it.

Blogger Tom K. January 15, 2016 7:27 PM  

This is the TRUTH that was recently pointed out to me about the hacktivist group Anonymous. That they pretend to be anarchist and libertarian but only attack and try to punish the right wing.

Thoughts?

Anonymous bw January 15, 2016 7:30 PM  

This is about control of the information flow

Across all and every outlet. That is it, and that is all.
Always has been. Propaganda works on the masses in whatever direction you point it.

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 15, 2016 7:31 PM  

The "techno-libertarian" stuff was a diversion.

They knew damned well that libertarianism lacks natural defenses from leftoidism.

Sure sure: we won't censor you (but our rage mobs will).
Then later:
But... but... those SJW rage mobs are not connected to us. We can't control THEIR free speech.

All this ends in helicopter rides for people who know exactly what they are doing right now.

Blogger VD January 15, 2016 7:32 PM  

Memes are one of the best weapons the alt-right has. It is foolish to look at them this way.

You misunderstood. Only the rubes and slobs will be permitted to create memes on their platforms.

Blogger Tom K. January 15, 2016 7:35 PM  

I agree. Memes can become earworms that gain a life of their own. Simplicity is key. If you can't express your world-changing idea in a three or four line Meme it's not gonna change the world.

I posted one on FB today. A picture of a butchered man hanging upside down with Arab writing all around and his killer holding the bloody knife. It said: Human. The other white meat Muslims hate.

I have a political Meme that says: I trust Donald Trump's EGO mor than I trust Paul Ryan's WORD.

I'll keep working on them.

Anonymous CrisisEraDynamo January 15, 2016 7:38 PM  

This very much is on topic:

http://www.everyjoe.com/2016/01/12/lifestyle/how-to-make-a-viable-alternative-to-twitter/

Blogger praetorian January 15, 2016 7:39 PM  

You misunderstood. Only the rubes and slobs will be permitted to create memes on their platforms.

Ah, gotcha. My interpretation didn't make sense given your later comment that it is always the voices on the right that are silenced and the memes of the right that are banned...

Anonymous patrick kelly January 15, 2016 7:44 PM  

@ thoughts?

I think I like beer

I think I absolutely despise emails texts or comments that end with "thoughts?"

Mmmmmm..... Beer.....

Anonymous Is BigGayKoranBurner OK? January 15, 2016 7:53 PM  

That would be awesome if you could manage to automate duplicate Tweets/Posts on the old networks as you build up your own.

Even better if the first duplicate of the day listed how many posts/tweets had been done the previous day, that way people that follow you can know if subjects have been shadowbanned.

I have a political Meme that says: I trust Donald Trump's EGO mor than I trust Paul Ryan's WORD

I have meet 7 dwarves in real life but not a black/moslem as smart AS SEEN ON TV.

Only the rubes and slobs will be permitted to create memes on their platforms

You can say nigger all you want but they will ban EVOLUTION DIDNT STOP AT THE NECK IN HUMANS

Anonymous Randomatos January 15, 2016 8:15 PM  

-"It's not a coincidence that it is always the voices on the right that are silenced and the memes of the right that are banned while the left is permitted to violate the so-called rules at will."
This is one of the most frustrating things about all of the mandatory "training" that I have to sit through with my troops. Pretty much the entire NCO CORP is fed up with hysterical feminazis accusing us and all of our troops of being rapey euro-phalo-odio-oreo-centric cretins who conspire to hold back heroic females of colorful sexuality. Thanks to what have effectively become political officers (the worst I've seen so far are in AETC) we are pretty effectively silenced during "training" sessions while "trainers" who never even smelt a warzone prattle on and on about rape-culture and patriarchy. The only real-talk is in very small groups, hushed voices, trying to keep the noobs fresh from tech school from getting pozzed any more than they already are.

The dynamic of 'official' channels vs tactical channels is really not that different from what happens in the world of social media.

Blogger Krul January 15, 2016 8:44 PM  

@12 Groot - "Slightly OT: Astronomy, the entire academic field, under SJW attack for harassment."

Sheesh. I wonder what Stickwick has to say about it.

Anonymous Angela's Merkin January 15, 2016 8:48 PM  

Not just the platforms are at risk, but even the actual infrastructure.

I've read about p2p app concepts that use a phone's wifi radio to broadcast out using other in-range phones. I haven't seen where they are actually in use. One thought given the amount of storage space cell phones have available today is to use a repeater-like protocol. Latency is the issue though, but there are people designing space-based IP routers that overcome these issues such that the latency between Earth and Moon, or Earth and Mars can be overcome since latency is no longer milliseconds but minutes or hours.

Anonymous zen0 the Intermittant January 15, 2016 9:47 PM  

4GW groups seems to need some sort of patronage by a state or oligarchy of some kind. (like ISIS oil traffic and weapons procurement).

Are there any oligarchs or State actors interested in bankrolling Alt Right media?

Blogger James Dixon January 15, 2016 9:50 PM  

> This is the TRUTH that was recently pointed out to me about the hacktivist group Anonymous. That they pretend to be anarchist and libertarian but only attack and try to punish the right wing.

Weren't they the ones who leaked all of the Obama administration's State Department emails?

Blogger YIH January 15, 2016 9:51 PM  

@9. Thucydides:
Not just the platforms are at risk, but even the actual infrastructure. Imagine if the carriers who own the cable and fibre networks "throttle" or simply refuse to carry your website or lock your servers out of "their" network.
Not as screwy as you think. A certain ISP *cough* death star *cough* has been known to do just that. If it detects traffic that appears to be torrent use, wham, throttled. And the throttle stays in place for a while (pages take forever to load, or even fail to load at all no matter what site) another trick. Google blocking, I kid you not, you'd be surprised how many sites are crippled simply by blocking anything Google.
Examples, if a site uses ReCaptcha (yup, it's Google and a lot of them use it) the captcha fails to appear.
Gmail? Blogger? Can't sign in. Search? Have to go to Ixquick, et. al. and so on.

Anonymous Telecaster January 15, 2016 10:02 PM  

AS SEEN ON TV

Can you buy these Islamoids in the Store as of yet??

Anonymous JRL January 15, 2016 10:09 PM  

I have no social media accounts. That's going to change.

Anonymous BigGayKoranBurner January 15, 2016 10:15 PM  

I have no social media accounts. That's going to change.

Best to set them up under a false name. If you happen to remember your exes birthdays all the better.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 15, 2016 10:45 PM  

@25 Store-and-forward would give you Usenet over WiFi, or even over Bluetooth.  Even Bluetooth speeds are ten times what many major Usenet nodes ran back in the day.  You would not get Twitter-level interactivity, but imagine same-day turnaround on Samizdat.

The biggest danger would probably be spy apps on phones that report back on such usage.  The solution may be to hack the phone so that it's no longer a phone, just a Wifi/Bluetooth comm node.

Anonymous kfg January 15, 2016 10:53 PM  

"Not just the platforms are at risk, but even the actual infrastructure."

I'm a bit late to this party, but came here to point out that having a carrier is the only issue.

The network software technology is off the repository OS.

Blogger Kentucky Packrat January 15, 2016 11:34 PM  

That they pretend to be anarchist and libertarian but only attack and try to punish the right wing.

I was on the University of Kentucky campus a few months ago, and I saw stickers for some Anarchist-Communist network. At the time, I remember being terribly confused, because I always associated Anarchism and Communism as being polar opposites. Apparently there's an anti-government branch of Communism calling itself anarchism communism, and most anarchists I've seen since then seem to really be communistic, not libertarian.

Anonymous kfg January 15, 2016 11:42 PM  

" . . . most anarchists I've seen since then seem to really be communistic, not libertarian."

Yeah, well, totalitarian gun grabbers call themselves liberals these days too.

War is peace, Brother.

Anonymous Housectarl January 15, 2016 11:52 PM  

No joke, https://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchy101/wiki/nutshell

>All anarchists are anti-capitalism and anti-state. Capitalism is the economic system where investors and landlords are allowed to extract wealth from the economy without contributing goods or services back. Under capitalism, actual workers have little autonomy, or control over themselves. Instead, they are controlled by politicians and bankers.

> So called "anarcho"-capitalists are not truly anarchists, it is a right wing ideology that has very little in common with anarchism, apart from the name, which they co-opted.

>Anarchists advocate socialism instead of capitalism. Under socialism, workers have direct control of the means of production, or the land, factories, and offices. Through democratic organization, anarchists seek to remove the abusable systems of power that bosses and politicians leverage today to unjustly rule over society. Anarchists want to give everyone complete control over that which affects them.

>Most anarchists are communists, and advocate a "classless, moneyless, stateless, society." Others are mutualists, and advocate "free market socialism". Anarchist society has no central authority, but instead consists of interconnected communities that use direct democracy (specifically, consensus) to organize themselves without rulers or bosses.

Blogger The Other Robot January 15, 2016 11:54 PM  

Seems Ted Born-in-Canada Cruz forgot to mention some other loans from Wall Street.

Maybe it's nothing. I dunno. He could be as pure and anti-Wall-Street as he claims.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 15, 2016 11:57 PM  

@23 Randomatos
My son was in the Navy Air Force in the '90s. During their mandatory sexual harrassment/sexual abuse re-education sessions, he would see if he could get the instructor to cry by asking extremely detailed and anatomically correct questions about the limits of sexual contact, and what counted as harassment. He was permanently excused from sexual harassment training after he so traumatized a trainer that she quit.

Blogger Groot January 16, 2016 1:10 AM  

@37. Snidely Whiplash:

Good to see he's a class act, too. When I was a young, brash college-attending tree, I would delight in taking on the Dolores Umbridges, also. No wait, I still do. They would get crushes, though, instead of crying. I recommend it as a strategy for you tyros. Unless you're a gamma, in which case I have no advice.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY January 16, 2016 2:23 AM  

26. zen0 the Intermittant
Are there any oligarchs or State actors interested in bankrolling Alt Right media?
no they they ain't. you don't have to buy it if it's given unto you gnome sayin >

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx January 16, 2016 2:44 AM  

@34. Kentucky Packrat

I was on the University of Kentucky campus a few months ago, and I saw stickers for some Anarchist-Communist network. At the time, I remember being terribly confused, because I always associated Anarchism and Communism as being polar opposites. Apparently there's an anti-government branch of Communism calling itself anarchism communism, and most anarchists I've seen since then seem to really be communistic, not libertarian.

KP, follow the money, gnome sane? Who backs this commie-anarchist group? Anarchists, just like commie-leftist-SJWs, have been controlled opposition- fake- at least since Teddy Roosevelt. You may be surprised to discover that the money traces back to the same sources as for the SJWs. For maximum-strength, doctor-recommended red pills, I recommend Miles Mathis http://mileswmathis.com/updates.html He's been hitting new highs with each new piece, as I'm sure both Elvis Presleys would agree. (Bear in mind that Mathis is a self-admitted leftist who does not understand economics- but I repeat myself.) His series on 20th C. art history is especially interesting, Markku.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 16, 2016 7:16 AM  

IMO three levels to life, physical, mental and spiritual, the tyrant thought police want to control all three of course but people are leaking thru the barriers and the minefields.

It is truly a pleasure to be on the free side of those barriers and to see more people popping up, not enough but getting more by the day.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 16, 2016 7:22 AM  

#40 last night I watched the middle to ending of a Nicolas Sparks movie that had modern art as a central theme attended to by the usual people reading their script of supposed liberation and all that.

Now I can see why decades ago my ancestors would be violently opposed to modern art, but today as a man who has worked to free himself I can look at modern art with a mixture of laughter and scorn, but free of its grasp.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit January 16, 2016 7:38 AM  

This blog (and several others I read) need the ability to automatically share to social media with a shortened url.

Copying and linking the url of articles here via Twitter rarely leaves enough characters for any useful commentary or context to be added.

Blogger Subversive Saint January 16, 2016 7:55 AM  

This interest me.

Anonymous cremes January 16, 2016 8:04 AM  

There are some p2p protocols under development right now for this very purpose. Take a look at zyre which is an offshoot of the zeromq project.

https://github.com/zeromq/zyre

Pieter Hintjens, the man behind AMQP and Zeromq, has also written some pretty interesting things. I doubt his politics align with most on this blog, but his distrust of the major players (governments, infrastructure providers, social media firms) is sufficient.

I highly recommend checking out the zeromq project and its offshoots. Lots of useful stuff there.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 16, 2016 8:32 AM  

@43 Shut up rabbit:

This blog (and several others I read) need the ability to automatically share to social media with a shortened url.

Copying and linking the url of articles here via Twitter rarely leaves enough characters for any useful commentary or context to be added.


Check for browser extensions that will do this, I just looked and the Google Chrome store has several, and as I recall Firefox had some and therefore they ought to work with Palemoon.

Anonymous Euryale January 16, 2016 10:42 AM  

Television can be exploited on social media.

Case in point: the French public television (France2) will be running Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers tomorrow night.

> This provides us with an opening to launch a barrage of #orcfugee memes.

> Don't speak French? Who cares!

This approach can be generalized.

PS Here's a guide for hunting German SJWs: bit.ly/1ZYACZx

German SJWs are the first to provide ideological cover for rapefugees, they deserve to be speared and scalped on social media.

Blogger Nick S January 16, 2016 10:45 AM  

...they ought to work with Palemoon.

Palemoon will be releasing a milestone version (26) next week with some major changes. I'm not sure what those changes will be, but it might not hurt to wait a few days and see.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 16, 2016 11:11 AM  

@5 Cataline Sergius
But our own writer's workshops as well.
---

Dragon*Con has these every year for several years now. I'm not sure who all is running them. So there might be an opportunity there.

Blogger Were-Puppy January 16, 2016 11:15 AM  

@11 SimplyTimothy

I am thinking automated covert hardware hijacking--I mean all these cell towers, VOR towers, radio towers, buildings , silos are just sitting there...
--

Isn't there a method of using a homes electric wiring to create a network?

And if that is the case, couldn't something like that work over actual power lines?

Blogger Were-Puppy January 16, 2016 11:20 AM  

@18 Tom K.
I agree. Memes can become earworms that gain a life of their own. Simplicity is key. If you can't express your world-changing idea in a three or four line Meme it's not gonna change the world.
---

To me keeping it as simple as possible seems most effective.

Yesterday I came up with a small one poking fun at Cruz and his "NY Values" comments:

Cruz/Rocker 2016

Blogger 1337kestrel January 16, 2016 11:57 AM  

Apparently there's an anti-government branch of Communism calling itself anarchism communism, and most anarchists I've seen since then seem to really be communistic, not libertarian.

Because calling themselves "communists" has lost its cache'. I have never been able to determine what their actual policy prescriptions would be, but their basic theory is that an anarchic society would consist of self-organised communes of kind, sharing people.

This is based on the logical fallacy that capitalism is a result of violence and corrupt government favoritism.

Blogger Akulkis January 16, 2016 12:00 PM  

@37

Citing examples (with details) for emulation by others is ALWAYS appropriate.

Blogger Akulkis January 16, 2016 12:00 PM  

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Anonymous Shut up rabbit January 16, 2016 2:29 PM  

@37. Snidely Whiplash
My son was in the Navy Air Force in the '90s.

Did he ever manage to stop the pigeon?

Anonymous Shut up rabbit January 16, 2016 3:27 PM  

Link above is playing up :( Try this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6-LG5VpGk

Blogger RobertT January 16, 2016 4:08 PM  

Cernovich, you're brilliant. I spend tons of time reading, not like those wannabes, Buffet & Munger. My favorites are still Drudge & Breitbart, but I spend more time on twitter than anywhere else. The fact that's its trying to shut down conservatives like Milo sends shivers up my back.

Blogger RobertT January 16, 2016 4:23 PM  

Suddenly i'm interested in Brainstorm. Can I pay for just one session before I commit to the entire year? I have no interest in listening to a discussion of the finer details of development, but I am interested in an alternative to twitter.

Blogger RobertT January 16, 2016 4:23 PM  

Suddenly i'm interested in Brainstorm. Can I pay for just one session before I commit to the entire year? I have no interest in listening to a discussion of the finer details of development, but I am interested in an alternative to twitter.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 16, 2016 5:45 PM  

@50 It doesn't work that way.  Carrier-current signals don't even go to the opposite phase of 240 volts without a capacitor, and you can't communicate beyond the local "pole pig" transformer without similar aids.

The best bet for neighborhoods is probably WiFi mesh routing.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 16, 2016 6:23 PM  

It doesn't work that way. Carrier-current signals don't even go to the opposite phase of 240 volts without a capacitor, and you can't communicate beyond the local "pole pig" transformer without similar aids.

Do-called smart meters actually do communicate over the power line, Most power companies have the relay installed at the transformer these days. Saves them a ton of money on meter readers. We have a PUD, so it was a public decision making process. IIRC, payback between the smart meter and the relay at the pole was something like 28 months.
However, it's also very slow, and very noisy. Essentially every time someone on you leg of the grid flips a switch, it generates pulse on the network. You can't boost the signal too much because you go outside the specs of the electrical grid, opening yourself to lawsuit if a piece of equipment malfunctions. So every packet has to be sent multiple times, with CRC and quorum checking.

Basically, the power grid is a terrible infrastructure for networking. It works okay for a single device taking a couple of minutes to send 2 16 digit numbers, like the smart meters do. for real data transfer it's almost useless.

Anonymous Mr. Rational January 16, 2016 7:34 PM  

Guessing based on the number of FCC ID numbers on the smart meters I've seen, they're running on the cell data network.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 16, 2016 8:07 PM  

Maybe my small rural PUD is choosing the cheaper option, or it could be cell coverage in many places hereabouts, including the pole in my backyard, is best described as "occasional", and in other places nearby as "nonexistent", so perhaps the power grid is used for transmission just in poorly covered areas.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 16, 2016 11:13 PM  

@14 "Anonymous" is now FBI COINTELPRO. Admittedly it jumped the shark years ago like Occupy and any other protest that gets sufficientry big. Like the Hammond/Oregon thing, where agent provocateurs from the FBI were outed by a fire chief.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 16, 2016 11:18 PM  

@62 I thought they were using ZigBee? The meter reader has to drive fairly close where I live. Oh, and we're on the third, they keep getting fried.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 16, 2016 11:23 PM  

@19 I'm seriously exploring how to turbocharge NNTP to create an uncensorable social media platform. We have literally been here before, and usenet went through similar problems 20 odd years ago during the last PC trend.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 16, 2016 11:28 PM  

@25 Even though it would be very painful because of the speed, good protocols exist for meshnets.

Blogger Kathryn Hadley January 17, 2016 5:03 AM  

It's like the printing press was invented all over again....but this time, with a very delayed reaction. I always knew the internet would be the thing to level the playing field in the end.

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